The table below looks at the statistics for OSSEC skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSSEC over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OSSEC
Rank 861 917 877
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -40
Permanent jobs citing OSSEC 12 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.002% 0.007%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.17% 0.027% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 12 2 5
Average salary £53,750 £46,250 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.21% +38.05%
UK excluding London average salary - - £33,500

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
7249 7283 6712
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.86% 6.16% 6.14%
Number of salaries quoted 5792 5861 5278
Average salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.52% -1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,900 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+9.87% -4.70%

OSSEC
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing OSSEC within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

OSSEC Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OSSEC
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OSSEC within the UK.

OSSEC Salary Trend in the UK

OSSEC
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSSEC over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 within the UK.

OSSEC Salary Histogram in the UK

OSSEC
Top 3 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSSEC within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +64 12 £53,750 +16.21% 2
England +56 12 £53,750 +16.21% 3
City of London +42 3 £55,000 +100.00%

OSSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing OSSEC also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited OSSEC.

1 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (92.86%) Snort
3 11 (78.57%) Java
4 10 (71.43%) Nagios
4 10 (71.43%) Docker
4 10 (71.43%) DevOps
4 10 (71.43%) Data Centre
5 7 (50.00%) DNS
6 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (28.57%) Clojure
7 4 (28.57%) VMware
7 4 (28.57%) Ruby
7 4 (28.57%) Groovy
7 4 (28.57%) JRuby
7 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
7 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (28.57%) Elixir
8 3 (21.43%) PCI DSS
8 3 (21.43%) PKI
8 3 (21.43%) Nessus
8 3 (21.43%) Sourcefire
8 3 (21.43%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (21.43%) vCloud
8 3 (21.43%) OpenVPN
8 3 (21.43%) SIEM
8 3 (21.43%) Cisco
8 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
8 3 (21.43%) Windows
8 3 (21.43%) VPN

OSSEC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing OSSEC also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited OSSEC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (14.29%) PaaS
3 1 (7.14%) IaaS
3 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (21.43%) OpenVPN
2 3 (21.43%) VPN
2 3 (21.43%) Firewall
3 2 (14.29%) Network Security
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (7.14%) Junos
4 1 (7.14%) Kerberos
4 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.14%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Developer
2 1 (7.14%) Security Architect
2 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Solutions Consultant
2 1 (7.14%) Architect
2 1 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (7.14%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) JRuby
Miscellaneous
1 10 (71.43%) Data Centre
2 3 (21.43%) PKI
3 1 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) Scientific Linux
3 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) DevOps
2 3 (21.43%) Vulnerability Management
2 3 (21.43%) SIEM
2 3 (21.43%) CRM
2 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
3 2 (14.29%) Information Security
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Password Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) Clojure
2 4 (28.57%) Ruby
2 4 (28.57%) Groovy
2 4 (28.57%) Elixir
3 1 (7.14%) Go
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (14.29%) CCDP
3 2 (14.29%) CCNP
3 2 (14.29%) CCIE
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (7.14%) JNCIS
4 1 (7.14%) VCAP
4 1 (7.14%) CCSP
4 1 (7.14%) CCNA
4 1 (7.14%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (92.86%) Snort
2 10 (71.43%) Docker
3 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (21.43%) vCloud
5 2 (14.29%) pfSense
6 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (71.43%) Nagios
2 3 (21.43%) Nessus
3 1 (7.14%) SELinux
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) VMware
2 3 (21.43%) Sourcefire
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Juniper
2 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
3 2 (14.29%) McAfee
3 2 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) EMC
4 1 (7.14%) NetApp
4 1 (7.14%) Symantec
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Buckinghamshire
TFM Networks
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum Competitive package, commensurate to
Posted: 14 days ago